This sixth yearly installment of what has become a bankably gold and platinum franchise comprises 30 of last year's most popular and best-selling gospel tracks by an array of artists, both rookies and

This sixth yearly installment of what has become a bankably gold and platinum franchise comprises 30 of last year's most popular and best-selling gospel tracks by an array of artists, both rookies and veterans. In the process, it covers nearly every base of traditional and modern gospel music. Mainstays Shirley Caesar ("One More Battle to Fight") and the Blind Boys of Alabama ("People Get Ready") stand solidly next to platinum-plus, R&B/AC-friendly Donnie McClurkin ("I'll Trust You Lord"), smooth, soulful newcomer Antonio ("Dayz of My Life"), and the Sunday-morning sound of Shekinah Glory ("Praise Is What I Do"). With this, the WOW gospel series remains an incomparable compendium of an artistically and commercially burgeoning genre.—GE

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